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Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

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Spherical palladium nanocrystals were generated from aqueous Na2[PdCl4] via photosynthetic reactions within green microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris). Electrospun chitosan mats were effective for immobilizing these biogenic nanocrystals, as a material for recycling as a catalyst for the Mizoroki–Heck cross-coupling reaction. This photosynthetically-driven metal transformation system can serve as a good candidate for an environmentally-friendly method for the synthesis of metal nanocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

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Submitted
04 Oct 2012
Accepted
12 Nov 2012
First published
13 Nov 2012

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 1009-1012
Article type
Communication

Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

E. Eroglu, X. Chen, M. Bradshaw, V. Agarwal, J. Zou, S. G. Stewart, X. Duan, R. N. Lamb, S. M. Smith, C. L. Raston and K. S. Iyer, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 1009
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22402J

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